Sell Em Off? – Three Players Everton Need To Offload After The Appointment Of New Manager
Everton’s sacking of manager Ronald Koeman has been in the news for a while now. Several names of potential candidates are being speculated and discussed as the club scan the market for a new manager. Although their U-23 team’s manager David Unsworth is acting as the interim manager, the Toffees will need to zero in on a permanent option.
The Merseyside clubs’ problems, however, are too major for any person to solve just by appointing a new manager. The team needs to be built again from the scratch. Although they spent £140m over the summer, there have not been any positive results so far. Thus, for the club to truly succeed, they need to shuffle a few players here and there.
Once the new manager takes charge, there will undoubtedly be a few players who will be sold off in the January transfer window. Let’s take a look at some of the potential players who could be shown the exit door once the winter window opens.
After almost joining Chelsea over the summer, Barkley may be less hesitant about making a move in January. Currently out with a hamstring injury, the England international is yet to make an appearance for the Toffees, and his future with the club is shrouded with doubt as he enters the final six months of his contract at Goodison Park.
Offering him a new contract at this point seems a bit risky since it will take time for him to recover. Considering the gravity of the situation, Everton cannot take up a risk like that, thus making Barkley a likely candidate to sell.
Everton conceded a whopping 44 goals last season and they can’t afford to do so again. Although Ashley Williams might have been the pick of the central defenders last season, the Welsh stopper is having a relatively average season.
With a young and promising centre-half beside him in the form of Michael Keane, the 32-year-old would have to polish his act and be back to his dependable best. If not, he would have to risk being sold off come January.
Although Mirallas has been at Goodison Park since 2013, he has failed to live up to his initial promising displays. He has been underperforming in every other season that has followed since his debut campaign. Now at 29 years of age, this is surely the last chance for the Belgian winger before being offloaded.
If he can manage to make things right before January then perhaps he could stay on but if not, Everton need to sell the once-promising winger.